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CGCG 049-033 is an elliptical galaxy, located some 680 million light-years from Earth,[2] in the constellation of Serpens. It is the central galaxy (BCG) of the galaxy cluster Abell 2040.[3]

CGCG 049-033
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 15h 11m 31.4s[1]
Declination+07° 15′ 07″[1]
Helio radial velocity13139 km/s[1]
Distance675.2 Mly (207.01 Mpc)[2]
Group or clusterAbell 2040[1]
Apparent magnitude (B)14.98[2]
Apparent size (V)0.597′ × 0.537′[1]
Notable featuresPGC 54213[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

CGCG 049-033 is known for having the longest galactic jet ever discovered. The beam is about 1.5 million light-years long and was discovered in December 2007.[4][5][6] The spectrum of the galaxy suggests a supermassive black hole with a mass of 2×109 M.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Z 49-33". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Tully, R. Brent; Courtois, Hélène M.; Sorce, Jenny G. (2016). "Cosmicflows-3". The Astronomical Journal. 152 (2): 50. arXiv:1605.01765. Bibcode:2016AJ....152...50T. doi:10.3847/0004-6256/152/2/50.
  3. ^ a b Bagchi, J.; Gopal-Krishna; Krause, M.; Konar, C.; Joshi, S. (2009). "A Giant Radio Jet of Very Unusual Polarization in a Single-Lobed Radio Galaxy". The Low-Frequency Radio Universe. 407: 200. arXiv:0908.1154. Bibcode:2009ASPC..407..200B.
  4. ^ Gache, Gabriel (December 8, 2007). "Galactic Jet Stream - Longest Ever Discovered !".
  5. ^ Battersby, Stephen (December 7, 2007). "Intergalactic particle beam is longest yet found".
  6. ^ Joshi, Mohit (December 8, 2007). "Indian astronomers discover longest intergalactic beam".